Steve Evans makes a sarcastic comment about Dougie Freedman

Holloway & Freedman

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans hits back at Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has hit out at Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman on LUTV.

The Whites played out a 1-1 draw with Forest away from home at the City Ground in the Championship on Sunday evening.

Nelson Oliveira put the Reds in the lead after just 17 minutes, but Leeds restored parity 10 minutes from time when Sam Byram found the target with a low strike from 25 yards.

After the match, Forest manager Freedman told Sky Sports: "I felt today that our best way to win the game was to retreat and hit them on the counter-attack and if some of our decision making was better in the second half, we'd have been winners but it's something we've got to work on.”

Evans, who was appointed the Leeds head coach in October, has now hit back at those comments.

Speaking to LUTV after the 2-2 draw with Derby County at Elland Road in the Championship on Tuesday evening, the Scot suggested that Leeds have shown that they can play against any team and said: “When you go to Wolves and play the way we did there, and especially down at Forest where we…

“I think the manager’s answer after the game was he had a strategy to let Leeds United dictate the play and they would counter attack. It’s the biggest bunkum I’ve ever heard from a football manager.”

Leeds are 12th in the Championship table at the moment with 31 points from 24 matches. The West Yorkshire outfit are currently nine points behind Ipswich Town, who are sixth in the standings and occupy the final playoff spot.

The Whites will return to action on January 2 when they take on Milton Keynes Dons at Elland Road in the Championship.

Meanwhile, Forest currently find themselves 14th in the league table with 30 points form 24 games. The Reds will take on Charlton Athletic away from home at The Valley in the Championship on Saturday.

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